When it comes to hosting or attending an event, be it a special occasion or a spontaneous get together, no one likes to stress over what to prepare. I don’t know about you, but I am still spinning from a busy holiday season. I was lucky enough to cook dinner, but there were nights with friends where I drew a blank at what I should be preparing. Thankfully, the #PCInsidersCollection from President’s Choice is always a crowd pleaser during the holidays. But did you know that all year long, President’s Choice is launching new menu items for any occasion that will have your guests asking for more? I’m sharing some of my personal favourites for the winter months and how you can create the perfect evening in with friends & family.
For those of you who follow along with us on social media, you’ll know by now that I am a proud member of the #DiscoverPC team in partnership with President’s Choice and it’s family of brands. We were even lucky enough to meet the one and only Sarah Rafferty during a holiday party which was quite the treat! (Pardon the food pun) While I devoured every single #PCInsidersCollection holiday item available, I also came to learn that Sarah loves to cook with her mom for special occasions. I think that like her, I consider cooking and being in the kitchen a form of catharsis. Quality time is always enhanced by quality food, and President’s Choice is always on the lookout for delicious new creations!
I am pretty sure that @iamsarahgrafferty & @fashionights were separated at birth. Look at this outfit! ? Tonight I had the pleasure of chatting with Sarah and her mom Mimi about the holidays, cooking and social media. Being a #DiscoverPC influencer is a lot of fun! Stay tuned to DoTheDaniel.com as I share more about tonight’s star-studded experience celebrating the #PCInsidersCollection ? #PCTwistsOnTradition
Got to hang out tonight with @iamsarahgrafferty from SUITS and her adorable mom, Mimi at the @preschoice x #pcinsiderscollection event. Being the natural awkward person I am, I talked to Sarah’s mom Mimi all about chips. But I think the best part was when Sarah promised to give me her family recipe for cookies! ???? What an awesome night with the #DiscoverPC fam. . . . . . . #pctwistsontradition #spon #suits #holidays #presidentschoice #loblaws #instafood #myfooddairy #torontotaste #torontofood #foodtography #foodshare #noleftovers #eatfamous #yum #foodspotting #foodie #picoftheday #amazing #manvsfood #foodgasm #omnomnom
When the foodie world collides with one of my favourite TV characters, off of one of my favourite TV shows! _ Had a wicked time at last nights intimate @preschoice Insiders Holiday event featuring @suits_usa star @iamsarahgrafferty and her mother Mimi where they shared a family holiday cookie recipe using must try products from the PC Insiders Collection. Their cookies incorporated a unique twist by adding in the @preschoice “Organic Mint European Dark Chocolate.” _ _ Life goal complete when you get a chance to eat homemade cookies prepared by Donna. What can’t she do! ? #PCTwistsOnTradition #PCInsidersCollection #DiscoverPC _ _ _ _ #presidentschoice #sarahrafferty #suits #donna #citizenrelations #loblaws #tastingtable #wegotFC #offthemenu #foodbeast #canadianblogger #foodblog #foodblogger #feedfeed #torontoblogger #getinmybelly #nomnom #foodstyling #torontoliving #picoftheday #eatfamous #foodTO #pictureoftheday #foodphoto #foodcoma #tofood #infatuationtoronto
With so many more occasions to look forward to, it’s of course a continued tradition of mine to find the latest President’s Choice item I have yet to try. Here are some of my personal favourites that I encourage you to enjoy during the winter months to warm the hearts and bellies of those you love!
Tailgate traditions (click for the full selection of game friendly ideas) is all about enjoying the game, cheering for your team, and eating to your heart’s content. How quintessentially Canadian, if I do say so myself!
PC Too Good To Be Wings Chicken Poutine Boneless Chicken Breast Chunks. Yes, these are just as delicious as they sound and I can assure you that you may want to pick up a few extra packages when you see how quickly it disappears!
Rush-Hour Dinners are items to help you & the family enjoy a meal that is both delicious and won’t take you hours slaving away in the kitchen.
Chicken Vegetable Pot Pie is the perfect meal to warm up when you get home from that long commute. I have fond memories of enjoying a meal just like this when I was a little boy. Hearty, and easy to make, it’s a great option for families who could use more time around the table together.
Healthy traditions are important, including Juices, Smoothies & More!
PC Dark Sweet Cherries, Blueberries and Blackberries Power Fruit Blend is a great way to get the nutritional power of berries into your morning smoothie or a healthier dessert, even in the cold months. I pick up a few packages of the President’s Choice frozen fruit because I understand the necessity of not making the same smoothie every day. Buying fresh fruit in the winter can be expensive, so this is always an affordable option for those of us on a tight grocery budget!
For more occasions or traditions that best suit your lifestyle, make sure to click here. I know that President’s Choice offers me the relief I need to focus on the gathering and not stress out over the menu. The world is busy enough, and we all could use a bit of help these days!
To join in on the social media conversation with Canadians from coast-to-coast, make sure to follow @PresChoice on Twitter & Instagram and ‘Like’ their Facebook Page. We can’t wait to see which delicious items you love most and for what occasion you are planning!
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